Sam Mostyn appointed as new GG

Businesswoman and community leader Samantha Mostyn will be the next Governor General, replacing David Hurley as the King’s representative in Australia.

Announcing King Charles’ approval of the appointment on Wednesday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Ms Mostyn has provided exceptional service to the community and has a long history in executive and governance roles.

Ms Mostyn, a trained lawyer, is the daughter of an army officer, and has worked at senior levels in telecommunications and insurance companies in Australia and around the world.

She has held senior non-executive roles on boards including Transurban, Virgin Australia, and has been chair of Citibank Australia. She currently chairs AWARE Super and Alberts Music Group and is on the board of Mirvac.

Ms Mostyn has been a Commissioner with the Australian Football League (AFL) and a driving force behind the AFL Women’s (AFLW).

She has chaired numerous not-for-profit boards, including Beyond Blue, the Foundation of Young Australians, Australians Investing in Women, Ausfilm and the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety and Australian Volunteers International.

She has been President of the Australian Council for International Development and President of Chief Executive Women as well as a National Mental Health Commissioner.

Ms Mostyn will be sworn in as the 28th Governor General on July 1.

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3 thoughts on “Sam Mostyn appointed as new GG

  1. Nobody in Australia could be more inaprpriate for this roll.
    The utter hypocracy of an Anti Constitutional Monarchist to take up the position of the King’s Vice Regent.
    This woman is an ill suited light weight – no conviction.
    As they say “never get between a Repulican and the Monarchy”.

  2. Second St Kilda supporter as GG, after Zelman Cowan. She is a fantastic appointment, I don’t remember the political commentary about Bill Hayden’s appointment. Different times?

  3. You have neglected to also mention that she was a policy advisor to Paul Keating when he was PM. She also advised Labor Senator Bob Collins and MP Michael Lee when they held communication portfolios. She also currently advises Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers.

    I thought that the appointment of a Governor-General was supposed to be “apolitical”. Clearly this appointment is not!

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